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WP/95 Between Past and Future of Latin America: Lessons from Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic

This paper provides a synthesis of the four papers on the Latin American and Caribbean economies: Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, and the Dominican Republic. It focuses on the following themes: macroeconomic stabilization and fiscal challenges, poverty and inequality, and the use of natural resources to create growth. The paper then draws lessons for development.
Publisher:
UNU-WIDER
Series:
WIDER Working Paper
Volume:
2010/95
Title:
WP/95 Between Past and Future of Latin America: Lessons from Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic
Authors:
Eliana Cardoso
Publication date:
August 2010
ISBN 13 Web:
978-92-9230-333-4
Copyright holder:
© UNU-WIDER
Copyright year:
2010
Keywords:
macroeconomic growth, fiscal challenges, resource-rich countries, Latin America and the Caribbean
JEL:
N86, O1, O38
Project:
Country Role Models for Development Success
Sponsor:
UNU-WIDER gratefully acknowledges the financial contributions to the research programme by the governments of Denmark (Royal Ministry of Foreign Affairs), Finland (Ministry for Foreign Affairs), Sweden (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency—Sida) and the United Kingdom (Department for International Development—DFID).
Format:
online and printed copies

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